Friday, November 11, 2011

Chocolate Hazelnut Pie

This chocolate hazelnut pie was the chart-topper for me this week
I'm on a hazelnut binge.  Bought a packet for one recipe and subsequently found, customized or created several other hazelnut-based recipes in one week alone!

First up, a roasted butternut squash salad with hazelnuts from Food&Wine magazine.

Uber simple this...

This Fall salad packs a punch. 

The combination of roasted squash and toasted hazelnuts is a winner and is enhanced by the intense hazelnut oil dressing drizzled over the salad greens.

It's a substantial salad and because of the roasted squash can almost be counted as a side!

Next up was the chocolate hazelnut pie

It's a bit like a chocolate pie because it's all dense and gooey, but the addition of the hazelnuts gives it an edge; think Nutella - if you're a fan of this breakfast spread - only for grown-ups!

I never got to taste it...Quick photo and then it was headed to a neighbor, Amanda, who described it thus: "It's richer than a normal choc pie - and decadent.  The hazelnuts are a bonus.  I'm sorry you should have taken a slice."

She was right.  I should have.

Chocolate Hazelnut Tart - converted to Imperial Measurements
Serves 6
For the pastry case:
plain flour 150g (5oz)
90g (just over 3oz)
ground hazelnuts
50g (2oz)
egg yolk
caster sugar 1 tbsp

For the filling:
hazelnuts 100g (3 1/2oz)
shelled walnuts 80g (3oz)
caster sugar
75g (just under 3oz)
fine dark chocolate
250g (9oz)
butter 40g (1 1/2oz)
espresso coffee
5 tsp
eggs - 4

For cooking instructions, see Nigel Slater's Chocolate Recipes.

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